It is occupied by the people of Palestine. The area has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has been on the global radar for decades. The first intifada, or uprising, was sparked on December 9, , in Gaza when an Israeli truck ran into and killed four Palestinians. When the intifada broke out in the Jebalia refugee camp in Gaza, it spread to all areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It lasted, with varying levels of intensity, until when the Oslo Accords were signed.
This detailed map of Gaza helps explain the conflict
Governance of the Gaza Strip - Wikipedia
Rafah's population of , is overwhelmingly made up of former Palestinian refugees. When Israel withdrew from the Sinai in , Rafah was split into a Gazan part and an Egyptian part , dividing families, separated by barbed-wire barriers. Gaza's only airport, Yasser Arafat International Airport , was located just south of the city. The airport operated from to , until it was bombed and bulldozed by the Israeli military IDF after the killing of Israeli soldiers by members of Hamas. The transliteration of the Hebrew name, "Rafiah", is used in modern English alongside "Rafah"  . From the mids the British enhanced the border control and Rafah evolved as a small boundary town which functioned as a trade and services centre for the semi-settled Beduin population.
Governance of the Gaza Strip
Rafah in the region of Gaza Strip with its , habitants is a place located in Palestinian Territory - some mi or km South-East of East Jerusalem , the country's capital. Local time in Rafah is now AM Friday. Depending onyour mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Damascus , Amman , Tyre , Beirut , and Umm al Kilab. When in this area, you might want to check out. We discovered some clip posted online.
Gaza and the West Bank are claimed by the de jure sovereign State of Palestine. The territories of Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory. Both fell under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority ,  but Gaza has since June been governed by Hamas , a Palestinian fundamentalist militant Islamic organization  which came to power in free elections in